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Two Point Perspective Drawing Definition

Perspective drawing is one of the fundamentals you need to understand in order to create realistic and believable scenes. This is used to give three dimensions to an illustration because it allows us to see the depth in an image and understand the distance between the objects, making it more interesting than a flat image. But more importantly, it captures how our eyes see the world naturally, which is not on a measured scale.

Usually, one point perspective is used when directly facing an object and two point perspective is used to draw an object from its corner.

Some Vocabulary

– The vanishing point is a point on the horizon line where any lines going the same direction as the viewers are looking will meet at the vanishing point (These lines are called orthogonal lines). It is the place where objects begin to disappear because of the distance. So there are two vanishing points in two point perspective. These two points should be spaced out from each other to prevent distortion.

– The horizon line: The horizon line is a line that represents the viewer’s eye level. Most of the time, the horizon line will be imaginary, so while you should include it, you should draw it lightly so it can be easily erased later.

Drawing Of A Square Using Two Point Perspective

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Two Point Perspective Drawing Square 2

First, trace the horizon line, then place two vanishing points.

Trace two converging lines starting from the vanishing points. Their intersection will be the corner of the square.

Trace the other lines to form the other side of the square. Again, their intersection will be the opposite corner of the square.

Follow the steps you see in my drawings.

Two Point Perspective Drawing Square 3

Drawing Of A Box Using Two Point Perspective

Two Point Perspective Drawing Box 1
Two Point Perspective Drawing Box 2

After tracing the horizon line and placing the two vanishing points, draw the corner of the square.

Trace the converging lines from the two edges of the corner of the square to the vanishing points.

Then, draw the other corners. Always use converging lines to draw every line of the square.

Two Point Perspective Drawing Box 3
Two Point Perspective Drawing Box 4
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Two Point Perspective Drawing Boxes
Two Point Perspective Drawing Tables
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Easy House Drawing Using A Box In Two Point Perspective

Two Point Perspective Drawing Easy House
Two Point Perspective Drawing Easy House 2

First, let us draw a box as we did before!

Draw the diagonals of the box’s two faces to find the roof’s middle points.

Then, with the help of converging lines, you can complete the form.

Following these steps according to my explanations may be complicated, so I recommend you to look well at the steps of my drawings.

Two Point Perspective Drawing Easy House 3

Drawing Of An Ellipse Using Two Point Perspective

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Two Point Perspective Drawing Ellipse 2

If you remember well from the ‘‘one point perspective” post, the easiest way to draw a circle is by using a square.

First, draw a square using the two vanishing points.

Then, draw the diagonals and middle lines of this square. Using these lines, you can trace the ellipse.

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Drawing Of A Cylinder Using Two Point Perspective

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Two Point Perspective Drawing Cylinder 2
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Two Point Perspective Drawing Cylinder 4
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Examples of two point perspective drawing

The Rubik’s Cube

This first example will be a Rubik’s Cube. It is an easy example, as you just have to draw a normal box.

Then, trace the others lines using the vanishing points. And finally, trace the vertical lines.

Two Point Perspective Drawing Rubik Cube 1
Two Point Perspective Drawing Rubik Cube 2

City Bird View

This example of a city view is also pretty easy, this is all about drawing a lot of squares using both vanishing points, to form buildings and parks.

Then adding details, details, details..!!

Two Point Perspective Drawing City View 1
Two Point Perspective Drawing City View 2

Interior

If you want to draw an interior, you must first trace the walls, as seen in the first picture. Then, add the furnitures using boxes and cylinders. Draw as many details as you want. The more details you add, the more realistic your drawing will be.

If you want to know more about the process, click here.

Two Point Perspective Drawing Interior 1
Two Point Perspective Drawing Interior 2

House Corners

Two points perspective is mainly used to draw houses or buildings from outside, as this one. So, just draw the main lines to have an approximative view of the place.

Then, details! If you want to know more about the process, click here.

Two Point Perspective Drawing House 1
Two Point Perspective Drawing House 2

The same rules apply here! Details are what take time, but this is what makes the difference!

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Two Point Perspective Drawing House 4

This example is more about a modern house.

It is actually easier than the others. Just draw boxes, and don’t forget the palm trees!

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Two Point Perspective Drawing House 6

Bigger building with bigger details!

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Two Point Perspective Drawing House 8

Vertical Two Point Perspective

In this one, the two vanishing points are up and down, instead of left and right.

In other words, we are facing the horizontal corner of the building.

But all the rules still remain the same!

Two Point Perspective Drawing Vertical 1
Two Point Perspective Drawing Vertical 2

Almost same example here!

If you want to know more about the process, click here.

Two Point Perspective Drawing Vertical 3
Two Point Perspective Drawing Vertical 4

I know, I know… This one looks scary with all the little details.

But remember that placing the main lines is the most challenging part! It is ok to spend a lot of time on this part! Just draw these lines softly so you can erase them and try again if needed!

Two Point Perspective Drawing Vertical 5
Two Point Perspective Drawing Vertical 6
Two Point Perspective Drawing Example 1

That is all for two point perspective drawing!

Remember to download the PDFs and try the examples by yourself! You can ask me anything on Instagram and check it for more drawings!

The following post will be about the detailed steps of my two point perspective drawings! And after this one, my favorite part of perspective drawings arrive! : Three point perspective drawing! This types of work seriously look so complicated yet so satisfying!

Two Point Perspective Drawing Example 2
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